Samantha Tucker is a Colorado native. She currently lives in Columbus, Ohio, where she is a creative writing MFA candidate at Ohio State University. Roxane Gay chose Sam's piece, "Highlights from the Apocalypse" as one of the first essays featured on TheToast's sister site, TheButter. Sam has written for the blogs at Brevity and Colorado Review, for Show Business Weekly and Springs Magazine, and she recently graduated from the Nonfiction MA program at Colorado State University. Sam's first collection of essays, The American Dream Starts Here, is ready for a publisher.